To ensure that the needy get food, GHMC started Annapurna in 2014. The goal of the initiative is to provide meals (costing INR 5) to over two lakh people per day with 150 centres spread across the city. However, keeping in view the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown, the GHMC is planning to set up more centres to help the helpless and distribute food for free.
Not just that, to cater to the elderly and people with disabilities, they have started 'mobile canteens' which deliver the scheme to function halls, community halls, and other areas as requested by local authorities, where people under lockdown require food.
This report was first published in The News Minute. You can read the full report here.